Breaking News: TV Is Not as Bad for Babies as We Thought

January 23, 2015 10:47 PM

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A new study, to be published in Child Development, conducted at Emory University and sponsored by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (a division of the National Institute of Health), reveals that infants under 2 can learn signs from television time. While the American Pediatric Association (APA) has issued earlier statements advising parents against it, putting your baby down for a few minutes' worth of an educational video is not so bad after all.

During the course of this three-week long investigation which took place through the Video Learning Lab at Emory University, parents introduced their 15-month-olds to ASL signs at home, either through videos or a picture book. The best piece of information gleaned from this study is that when it cam...

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